Blog's Category: My Garden
Finicky TulipsLast year, I was cheering up my tulips - they were brighter than sun.. so look at them now - where all those colors, height and strength are?! Those bright orange tulips I adored so much last year threw some ill pale yellow petals out and died almost instantly :( Crimson and purple ones are holding on much better but perspectives are not bright for a next year :(
Before knowing tricky tulips nature, I threw some more bulbs into a ground last fall. Here what comes out this spring:
I love these twisted, curved lines. Combination of hot orange-red flowing into fuchsia is my all-times favorite color combo.
Aren't they awesome? Rich complex colors, graceful stature - royal indeed. Not long lasting though probably - we'll see what happens to them next year.
For now, as I scarce on time and eager to flowers, colors and anything bright in general..my strategy toward tulips will be - getting better care for existing ones in regard of plant food, deadheading and mulching. There is another option - digging bulbs out and replanting them for a new season but, excuse me - sounds like way too much work..For a future planting - green light just to those non-hybrid types of tulips that are more reliable and less moody (yet to be researched which one exactly).
This was my pretty :) and sad :( tulip story for today.